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Signing Up for a Library Card

Library Card

To sign up for a library card:

Apply online, then stop in to pick up your card with valid photo ID and proof of current address.

Or, sign up at the library with valid photo ID and proof of current address.

Please note: A parent or legal guardian must register for a card with a child under 16, and is responsible for any fines incurred on the child's card.

Borrowing Polices

Library Cards:

Library cards are free of charge to borrowers with proper identification, which includes photo identification and proof of address. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with proper identification. Individuals may apply for a card online or in person at any Onondaga County public library. A valid Onondaga County Public Library card can be used at any public library in the County. The library must be notified of lost or stolen cards and changes of address. An OCPL library card or identification with name and address is required to sign out materials. Borrowers are responsible for all materials borrowed on their card.  Parents or guardians are responsible for materials borrowed on their children's cards.

Loan Periods:

The standard loan period for most FFL materials is three weeks. The standard loan period for most FFL DVDs and videotapes is one week. Materials borrowed from any library in the Onondaga County Public Library System may be returned to the Fayetteville Free Library unless subject to special local restrictions. Likewise, materials borrowed from Fayetteville Free Library may be returned to any library in the Onondaga County Public Library System unless subject to special local restrictions.


Renewals are allowed twice on most items unless another patron is waiting for them or they are subject to other special restrictions. Patrons may renew online, in person, or by telephone by dialing 637-6374, ext. 1.

Rapid Read Items:

Rapid Read books have a one week loan period. Rapid Read CDs have a one week loan period. Rapid Read DVDs & Video Games have a three day loan period. Rapid Read items cannot be renewed and do not have a grace days. These items must be returned to the Fayetteville Free Library.


Fines are 20¢ per item per day for all overdue materials. Maximum fines on magazines, paperbacks, teen and childrenís print materials are $2 per item.  A $5 maximum fine charged on all other materials.  Fines will be forgiven if the item is returned within the grace period of three days of the due date.  Patrons may have no more than $5 of outstanding fines/fees on their account to borrow materials or use library services.

It is the Fayetteville Free Library's policy not to waive fines.  Fines incurred in error by the Library or due to special circumstances may be appealed by contacting Director of Patron Services Heather Matzel at or (315) 637-6374 ext. 310.  Contesting a fine does not guarantee waiver but does allow for further evaluation of the fine in accordance with our policy and procedures.

Book Drop:

The book drop may be used to return all library materials.  The book drops is conveniently located in the circle at the entrance to the library parking lot.


Holds may be placed on items in person, by phone or online.  Patrons have five days to pick up materials after notification by postcard, email or telephone. There is no charge for this service.  Patrons may manage their accounts online, including holds and renewals, with a valid PIN number.

Library Donations:

View the FFL Donations Policy. To make a monetary donation to the library, please see the Donate page for more information.

Materials Donations:

All gifts, including books, materials and other equipment may be accepted according to the Library's Collection Development Policy.  The Library reserves the right to refuse any gift and to dispose of donations as appropriate.

Upcoming Events


FFL Knitting Club (Wednesday Group)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Age Group: Adults
Fayetteville Free Library
Reading Room
Age Groups: Adults

Beginners and experienced knitters welcome! Instruction provided, and we all help each other! You can choose to bring your own yarn and keep your project when finished, or use our donated yarn and donate your finished project for use by local charitable agencies.


STEAM Camp Day

10:00am - 3:00pm
Age Group: Teens
Fayetteville Free Library
Community Room AB
Age Groups: Teens
Program Type: STEAM/Making

Join us for STEAM Camp Day 2017! Our goal is not only to teach Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics skills during this day long camp,  but to also inspire your sons to stay interested in these fields and become leaders in STEAM! We will offer dynamic STEAM activities as participants compete against other teams in various challenges. 

Time:10:00am-3:00pm (can drop off between 9:30-10 and pick up between 3:00-3:30pm)

Cost: $0.00


Creation Club Jr.

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Age Group: School-Aged Kids
Registration Required
Fayetteville Free Library
Fab Lab: Craft Area
Age Groups: School-Aged Kids
Program Type: STEAM/Making

Are you creative? Do you like Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math? Creation Club Jr. meets every other week to learn new skills and use the various technology at the FFL. Meet kids from around the area and learn everything from 3D printing to game design! For grades 3-5. Registration required. 


Staff One-on-One Assistance

10:00am - 10:45am
Age Group: Adults
Fayetteville Free Library
Age Groups: Adults
Program Type: Technology Classes

One-on-one assistance on a technology topic of your choice. Please let us know what you would like assistance with when registering.
Options include:
-eBooks/eReader assistance
-Help with your smart phone, tablet or laptop
-Software/ application assistance

-Fab Lab equipment demonstration/training (3D printer, laser cutter, vinyl cutter)
-Windows 8, Windows 10
-And more!